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#1 Brown

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Posted 31 March 2003 - 02:41 PM

lets say i know how to control remote computer(i have unlimited accsses to it) and i want to setup a forum lets say php forum!
so what do i have to do to enable php at that computer so people could write this (e.g)
http://1.1.1.1/phpbb/index.php???
and that will bring them to the actual forum??

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Posted 31 March 2003 - 06:06 PM

that would take alot of timeand space to explain. Every server is different. You have to enable PHP support, which requires installing and configuring PHP, if it isnt already. Obviously a web werver has to be running, just to access it. Then you will have to rtfm at PHPBB and follow their installation directions. They also use MYSQL databases for their forums (I think) so you would also need to install and configure MYSQL database environment and all the authorities that go along with it.

That is a tall order.

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Posted 01 April 2003 - 05:57 AM

i know how to configue the phpbb install proccess to my needs
and it doesnt have to run MySql
but i how do i enable PHP???

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Posted 01 April 2003 - 01:47 PM

It depends.

General site:

http://www.php.net/

download the version you need:

http://www.php.net/downloads.php

The installation FAQ:

http://www.php.net/m...nstallation.php

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Posted 01 April 2003 - 02:36 PM

you say that i can just download the php files copy them to the remote computer lets say 1.1.1.1 doesnt matter how do i copy them and than do something like this:
1.1.1.1\install.php

and then follow the installation proccsses???

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Posted 01 April 2003 - 05:05 PM

Here is the best way to do it:

0000. Learn about linux to a reasonable point, you should be able to use linux as your daily computer befor server administration is something you want to do.

0001. Install a updated linux distro on a computer system and get it online with a cable or dsl connection.. the faster the better.

0010. Goto http://www.apache.org and download the apache source tarball and compile and install it AFTER you read the docs fully.

0011. Goto http://www.php.net , read the docs and download the source and compile and install it.

0100. Goto http://www.modphp.org and after reading the docs, download a copy for your version of apache and install it.

0101. Config the apache/php for your setup. then start your webserver.

0110. After it errors out due to you misreading the docs, reread everything and try it again.. do this as often as needed, its not uncommon for this to happen :)

0111. Go to the phpbb site, read the docs, get your tarball and install it as per the install docs.

1000. Edit your bb to your liking.

1001. Help out newbies when your no longer one, remembering that you yoursels was once a newbe.. and tell them to do the same :D

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Posted 01 April 2003 - 05:08 PM

love the binary!! :D

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Posted 01 April 2003 - 07:26 PM

you say that i can just download the php files copy them to the remote computer lets say 1.1.1.1 doesnt matter how do i copy them and than do something like this:
1.1.1.1\install.php

and then follow the installation proccsses???

almost...but not that easy. you have to know the remote system and install PHP on it as though it were your 0wn. So you can run the install remotely, or perhaps there is a web install or guided install.

I assume they will have an EXE file that runs setup (win32) or they will have a tarball/package for *nix that you will have to follow installation directions. You said you have unlimited access to it, so installing software remotely should be no different then installing software locally. Then you follow the directions to configure it for proper authorities, paths, etc... Again, you have to know and understand the system to do this.




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